Monthly Archives: October 2019

The Malthusian Illusion

Thomas Malthus still exerts great influence. Malthus was a demographer before he was ever considered an economist. He first came to prominence for his 1798 publication, An Essay on the Principle of Population. In it, he raised the question of … Continue reading

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Boris and Nigel

So we’re going to have an election after all. I didn’t think we’d get one. I wonder what changed Jeremy Corbyn’s mind? Perhaps it was that John Bercow wasn’t sitting in the Speaker’s chair in Parliament yesterday. I’ve been watching … Continue reading

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The Empire of the European Union

It’s going to be hard to avoid discussing Brexit and the EU for the next few days, until on 31 October Brexit doesn’t happen, and we remain in the EU until 31 January, after which time the can will be … Continue reading

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Stop The Scaremongering

Leaving Brexit aside. Huffington Post: Sir David Attenborough has lauded teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg, praising her “passion” and “insight”. The veteran broadcaster is currently gearing up to unveil his new show Seven Worlds, One Planet, which explores the differences in … Continue reading

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Uncharted Waters

Rush Limbaugh a couple of days ago on the House impeachment inquiry: Now, as I have emphasized a lot, what’s going on in the country right now with this particular story is not so much a partisan divide, left versus … Continue reading

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Clean Sweep Coming

I suppose I ought to say something about Brexit, but I have nothing to say, except that I don’t think Britain will be leaving the EU on 31 October. Here’s Raedwald‘s view: This rogue parliament has placed itself in opposition … Continue reading

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Don’t Mention The Ban

A few days ago I got an email invitation from the Academy of Ideas. It said: The Battle of Ideas is a weekend of lively debate and discussion on today’s most pressing political, cultural and artistic issues. The weekend will … Continue reading

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